David Flannigan

Dominion President


David is an Ordinary member of the Legion and a native of a small fishing village in Lawn, NL. He moved to Labrador City, NL in 1976 where he raised his family and began his lifelong commitment to The Royal Canadian Legion. He is a strong believer in the positive impact the Legion has on Canada’s youth and local communities.


David has the distinction of being a part of the first Cadet Corp that was formed in 1968 in Lawn, NL. Has also served as Cadet Liaison Officer for many years at the Branch in Labrador City, NL. David served in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1975 before he received a medical discharge.

Shortly thereafter, he joined the Labrador City Branch #47. Since 1976, he has been elected to positions at the Legion Branch, Zone, District, Provincial and Dominion Command levels. At the recent Dominion Convention in St John’s, NL in June 2016, David was elected as Dominion President.

David chaired the annual Toys for Joys committee for 7 years and is the Legion representative for the local committee, which conducts an annual concert and toy drive for needy children over the Christmas period. David sits on the Executive Board of the Annual Hospital Telethon in support of the Labrador City local hospital. He has been a part of this effort since 1983.


After his military service, David went to trades school and became a millwright and moved to Labrador City in 1976 to work with the Iron Ore Company of Canada. He retired from IOCC after 29 years, and started his own business called Tool Maintenance Plus. He operated this business until he sold it to Hercules SLR in 2007 and remained with them as Sales Manager until November of 2013. In September of 2014, he started working as an Overhead Door and Crane Planner with Labrador Rewinding Inc., and still works part time with them.


David went to trades school and became a certified millwright with experience in belt vulcanization, crane repair and certification, tool repair, lifting equipment inspector, lubrication expert and pump repairman.


Married to his wife Vera, they have six children: Mitchell, Tanya, Dale, Dean, Dwayne and Danny, along with twelve grandchildren. Both Vera and David enjoy the outdoors snowmobiling, boating, fishing, hunting, hockey, soccer and most of all playing pool.

David was awarded the Legion Meritorious Service Medal in 2013, awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. In 2017, David was a recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.